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Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1939. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, the bottom edge bumped; but sound
Book No.:
W-26101
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510] [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the xxxvii yere of the reigne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII] [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes in One
Publisher:
Thomas Berthelet [13] and William Powell [5] [imprints vary], London, 1539-1562.
Description:
A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of Henry VIII (from 1510 to 1545), including the years of the Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, the original spine laid down, remains of clasps, exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79347
Price:
$ 20000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
A Collection of sundrie Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Booke cases and Bookes of Entries and Registers . . . Together with an Abridgement of the residue which be Expired [etc.]. S.T.C. 9328. Folio
Publisher:
Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1618.
Description:
First edition of the first successful attempt to produce a critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled polished calf, rubbed, neatly repaired, else well preserved, generously margined and especially bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77868
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:
Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England
Book No.:
W-76282
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1965, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1965
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90571
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge, London, 1574?.
Description:
The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79441
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1938. Volume II, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, showing wear, but sound
Book No.:
W-26100
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 [with nineteen other statutory compilations through the first Parliament of James II]
Publisher:
Printed, by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary], London, 1661-85.
Description:
An extensive collection of compilations of Parliamentary legislation published during the quarter century reign of Charles II and thereafter, all rare, including the Act of Uniformity, the Licensing Act, the Habeas Corpus Act, and much in addition
Condition:
Twenty works in nine volumes, six in contemporary calf (one rebacked), three in modern bindings, some showing wear, but all sound; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78334
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Essays on the Spirit of Legislation . . . Containing Observations on the Political Systems at present pursued in various Countries of Europe, for the Advancement of those essential Interests [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Nicoll . . . and G. Robinson [etc.], London, 1772.
Description:
First edition in English of the three essays honored by the Societe Oeconomique de Berne, the pioneering institution founded in 1759 and devoted to the ideals of the Enlightenment, "seeking reforms [both] in economy and society"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the first blank and title a bit chipped (no text affected), some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-74849
Price:
$ 575.00
Category:
agriculture, Commercial Law, Acts, legal reform, FRANCE
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1937. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, showing wear, but sound
Book No.:
W-26099
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom [7 Geo III c.40] [with the same for the Public Highways [c.42] with an index to both Acts]
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and the Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1767.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded printing of two major acts of Parliament addressing the "turnpike boom" and the related transportation revolution in the mid 18th century, setting forth both acts and, perhaps most usefully, an elaborate 62 page index to them
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, double gilt rule and lettered, especially clean and bright, no copy in ESTC or OCLC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79759
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, law of highways
Author:
Title:
A Table to all the Statutes made in the tyme of the most victorious Reigne of kynge Edward the sixte [with] Anno Secvndo et Tertio Edvardi Sexti. Actes [with] An Acte of the Kinges Maiesties Moste Free and generall pardon. S.T.C. 9545, 9424, and ?9430.5
Publisher:
(1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton, London, 1553 & 57.
Description:
The first separately printed index of English statute law, a rare form of legal literature prior to 1800, with the acts of Edward VI's second parliament and a later pardon, two of the three works the privately held copies recorded in STC
Condition:
Later buckram, light browning and minor worming, else clean and well-margined, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78696
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements
Author:
Ellis, Charles Thomas
Title:
Practical Remarks, and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament; Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses . . . Relative to the Applying for, and Passing, Bills [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by B'McMillan . . . Sold by Messrs. Brooke and Rider [&c], London, 1802.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Templar thoroughly reviewing the process by which private bills are enacted in Parliament, focusing on several diverse subjects, including divorce, inclosure, turnpikes, bridges, and small debts
Condition:
Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, a bit strained and a little foxing, else a good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and partly uncut
Book No.:
W-76428
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Parliament, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1964, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1964
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a little dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-90570
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth, Solomon Islands
Author:
Title:
Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.], London, 1573-75.
Description:
The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79411
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, poor law
Author:
Title:
Ano Regni Iacobi . . . At the second Session of Parliament . . . in the third yeere of the raigne of our most gracious Soueraigne Lord Iames . . . proroged until the 18 of Nouember next following 1606 [etc.]. S.T.C. 9502 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1606.
Description:
The acts of the parliament following the foiled Gunpowder Plot and the attempted assassination of James I, making it high treason for Catholics to obey Rome, prohibiting their practise of law or medicine, and imposing other severe restrictions [c.4]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title's woodcut and some running heads shaved, some browning, else sound, without the subsidies acts; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79519
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Williams, T.W.
Title:
A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the half title and errata
Book No.:
W-77068
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1574?.
Description:
The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79424
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Cotton, Robert
Title:
An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London From the reign of King Edward the Second, unto King Richard the Third, of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign [etc.]. Revised . . . by William Prynne. Wing C6489. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom, both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, else well-preserved, the Evelyn / Taussig copy, with (in addition) the Sir Frederick Evelyn bookplate
Book No.:
W-78344
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act (Passed 20th June 1800.) For the Better Ascertaining and Collectiong the Duties Granted by Several Acts Passed in the Last Session of Parliament Relating to the Duties on Income, and to Explain and Amend the Said Acts [39 & 40 Geo III c.49]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
A rare printing of one of the first acts amending Pitt's "truly revolutionary proposal" to tax income directly, as efforts continued to enforce this fundamental transition "from a tax primarily on expenditure to a tax on income"; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps bearing the Royal crests, slightly worn and chipped, else quite clean and well preserved, 44 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78336
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
Author:
Title:
Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5, 9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:
T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description:
The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:
Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78956
Price:
$ 4750.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1967, Togther with the Legal Supplement, 1967
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26114
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament . . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9487.7; Beale S303. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the landmark legislation permitting those accused of certain crimes to produce witnesses in their defense [c.4]--though not yet to have them sworn--not to be extended to treason trials until 1696 and to all felonies until 1702
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite worming (mainly pinhole, but not entirely), else quite clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79367
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo et tertio, Edovardi Sexti [1549]. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament, holden upon prorogation at Westminster . . . in the second yeare of our most dread soueraign Lorde Edwarde the vi [etc.]. Beale S224a; S.T.C. 9426
Publisher:
Richardvs Graftonvs [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The Parliament whose first act "produced the first Prayer Book of the Church of England", ushered in by its Act of Uniformity, thus beginning the Edwardian Reformation in religion, to be supplemented by the act [c.21] permitting priests to marry
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins, the second setting of Fii; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79210
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXVII. Henrici Octavi. Statutes Made in the parliament, holden at Westminster in the XXXVII yere [1545] of the moste renowned Henry the eyght, by the grace of God kinge of England, Fraunce, and Irelande [etc.]. Beale S214; S.T.C. 9414.5. Folio
Publisher:
T. Marsh?], London, 1575?].
Description:
The last early printing of the acts of the last Parliament of Henry VIII, twenty-four chapters in total, introducing for the first time in England a lawful interest rate (10%), the laws against usury remaining in effect until their repeal in 1854
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, some staining, else crisp; eight copies in STC, including this, the Hetherington (now the Taussig) copy
Book No.:
W-78541
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, law of usury
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1968, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1968
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90574
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Brydall [Bridall], John
Title:
Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs: Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
Only edition (of two variant printings) of Brydall's first introductory treatise on English law, to be followed by his 'Enchiridion Legum' later in the year, "clearly written; and . . . doubtless useful to the students for which they were intended"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat stained, neatly rebacked, the top margin cut a bit close (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79287
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
English Law, Acts, London
Author:
Saunders, Thomas William
Title:
Counties Police Acts, (2 & 3 Vict. c. 93; 3 & 4 Vict. c.88; and 19 & 20 Vict. c. 69) Together with An Analysis of the Statutes; the Rules and Regulations of the Secretary of State, &c. &c
Publisher:
John Crockford, Law Times Office, 29, Essex Street Strand, London, 1856.
Description:
A rare work, written by the Middle Temple barrister and Thames Police Court magistrate who had long followed (and written upon) the Police Acts, marking with the third act "a great step forward in the movement for police reform"; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original cloth, worn but sound, a few notations, presentation "To Valentine Goold Esq / Chief Constable of Somersetshire / with the Author's compts"
Book No.:
W-77175
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Police, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Title:
Anno xxxv. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xix day of Februarie, in the fiue and thirtieth yeere [1593] of the Reigne of . . . Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9491 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The parliament enacting severe punishments upon Puritan sectaries ("a vicious act" in G.R. Elton's words), potentially leading to exile or hanging [c.1] and, separately, forbidding Catholics from moving more than five miles from their homes [c.2]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and some staining (mainly marginal), without the subsidies and pardon; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79416
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description:
The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78475
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1941. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26104
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Powell, John Joseph
Title:
An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of Powers; and Also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing Powers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for two others], London, 1781.
Description:
The best edition of the first work on this complex area of law, undertaken by Powell (who was probably a student of Fearne's) while he was writing his seminal work on devises; one of several works by Powell which Holdsworth terms "very able"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, front joint a bit loose but holding, else clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79532
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
contracts, Real Property, Powers
Author:
Title:
Anno quarto & quinto Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the xx day of January, in the iiii & v yere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord and Lady, Philip & Mariae [1558] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9457.8; Beale S265
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in AEdibus Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge], London, 1573?.
Description:
The rare final printing of the acts of Philipp and Mary's last parliament, including the extension of the right to a jury trial to the royal family [c.7] and the punishment of those abducting heiresses under age 16 [c.8]; two complete copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly strained, one pinhole worm, light mainly marginal staining, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79225
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
 
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon], London, 1583.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:
W-77985
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Skene, John (ed.)
Title:
The Lawes and Acts of Parliament Made Be the Most Excellent and Mightie King and Monarch James . . . Since His Maiesties XV Parliament the XIX Day of December 1597. Collected . . . foorth of the Register of His H. Kingdome of Scotland [etc.]. S.T.C. 21892
Publisher:
Printed Be Thomas Finlason . . . With the Kings Majesties License, Edinburgh, 1611.
Description:
The sole contemporary printing of the five Parliaments [sixteen through twenty under James VI] held in Scotland between 1600 and 1609, as James departed for London in 1603 to become James I of England, Scotland and Ireland; with the two leave index
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the occasional early annotation, a good copy; with Skene's xylographic signature
Book No.:
W-76376
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Colleccion of all the Statutes (from the beginning of Magna Carta unto the yere of our Lorde, 1557) whiche were before that yere imprinted [to] the fyrst yere of the raigne of our souerayne Lady Quene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9307; Beale S59; Cowley 52
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1559.
Description:
One of two variants of the second edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:
Modern blind ruled and decorated panelled calf, the spine gilt-lettered, minor marginal worming, else well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78342
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-49.
Description:
An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope, Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown
Book No.:
W-76407
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
Foure Statutes, Specially selected and commanded by his Maiestie to be carefully put in execution by all Iustices and other Officers of the Peace . . . Together with a Proclamation, a Decree of Starre-chamber, and certaine Orders [etc.]. S.T.C. 9341
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, London, 1609.
Description:
First edition of over a dozen acts, orders, and other official acts, as James I confirmed Elizabethan legislation on the poor, soldiers, vagabonds, the plague, new buildings in London, and related Star Chamber proceedings involving Coke and Ellesmere
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, some browning, else quite crisp, printed in black letter, with the first Signature A blank before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79926
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Acts, poor law, London, Star Chamber
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1966, Togther with the Legal Supplement, 1966
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26113
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description:
A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78533
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1966, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1966
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90572
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312; Beale S64
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij, London, 1574.
Description:
An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78787
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 . . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description:
The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660 Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act, on land-tax
Book No.:
W-77071
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, economics
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1964, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, a bit faded and soiled, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90943
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the Statutes, from the beginning of Magna Charta vnto this present yeare of our Lord God 1579. newlye augmented, and diligentlie perused [etc.]. S.T.C. 9314; Beale S66; Cowley 75
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, London, 1579.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, and the first edition of his work to translate his selections into English; in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf (Oldham 775), front joint cracked, else well preserved, with the Somerhill Library bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78746
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Davidson, John
Title:
Remarks on Some of the Editions of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland
Publisher:
Publisher not Stated, Edinburgh], 1792.
Description:
Sole edition of the tract by Davidson, the lawyer and well regarded antiquary, discussing ably (and often critically) the editions of the laws of Scotland from the 11th century (likely spurious) until the printed editions of 1566 and 1597
Condition:
?Original buff stabbed untrimmed wraps, a trifle worn, else well preserved, an early ownership signature on the front wrap; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79000
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno primo & secundo Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminister, the xii daye of Nouembre, in the fyrste and seconde yeare of the reigne [1554-55] . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9447.3; not in Beale
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
The rare first printing of the acts of this parliament, including a major expansion of the action of 'scandalum magnatum' [c.3], extending its scope to words (loss of ears upon conviction) and writings (the right hand); three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern vellum backed cloth boards, lacking the title and three other leaves (supplied in facsimile), badly stained, occasional notations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-79245
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, defamation
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1594.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78024
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta

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